Odaiba continues to enjoy popularity as one of the must-visit areas in Tokyo. How about taking a picture for your Instagram in front of the life-sized statue of Gundam at the Diver City Tokyo Plaza? This will definitely make your friends a little bit jealous!
Early this year, the previous Gundam statue was removed and it shocked a lot of anime enthusiasts. But soon enough, in September of 2017, the new life-sized, 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam was unveiled.
Bigger than before!
The new Unicorn Gundam is at a towering 19.7 meters and weighs 49 metric tons. Compared to the older model, RX-78-2 which was at 18 meters, this one is slightly bigger. The best part is that its not only bigger than the previous one but the Unicorn Gundam can also transform! You heard it right!
The Gundam can faithfully transform from “unicorn mode” to “destroy mode” in the same way as seen in TV shows. Those who want to see this fantastic spectacle must visit after sunset!
Great during the day but AWESOME at night!
If you visit during the day, you can see the giant statue transform at fixed times. It starts & ends the day in the Destroy Mode and takes only about 10-15 seconds for the transformation to take place. The transformation involves fifty spots on the body being illuminated, opening of the unicorn horn as well as parts of the shoulders, back, and knees, and changes in the facial features. While it can be amazing to see, the real fun begins at sundown.
Unicorn Gundam Transformation
11:00/ 13:00/ 15:00/ 17:00
19:00 & 20:30 Light show +”Fly! Gundam 2017″
19:30 & 21:00 Light show + “Mobile Suit Gundan UC RE: MIX0096”
20:00 & 21:30 Light show+ “Mobile Suit Gundam UC Special Movie “Cage” SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle
If you want to see both the transformation and these special nighttime displays, then visit around 16:30, go grab a bite and return around 19:00. That way you can enjoy both!